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Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/ 2/2010

Qatar World Cup: a children's treasury of Twitter snark

By Matt Bonesteel

A look at the Twitter reaction to Qatar beating out the United States, among others, for the 2022 World Cup.

@TheGoche: Bid cities for Qatar: Doha, N. Doha, S. Doha, E. Doha, W. Doha, Central Doha, S Central Doha, NNW Doha, The Surface of the Sun

@MikeGarafolo: By the time the World Cup returns to the US they'll be playing games in the New New Meadowlands Stadium.

@SoccerInsider: #Qatar has 12 years to build stadiums ... and to build a respectable team

@CaptainAnnoying: If Qatar's social mores induce Brazilian chicks to show up modestly dressed at WC2022, I am so done with soccer.

@celebrityhottub: Wait, is FIFA picking World Cup sites or settings for Call of Duty missions?

@FisolaNYDN: Plenty of good seats still available for USA-Israel first round match at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

@edsbs: "I'm sure this was all done on the up-and-up and that Qatar really did have the best bid package." --Auburn fan.

@stefanfatsis: Spain/Portugal wants to know if it can have its bribes back.

@sportsguy33: Qatar needs to thank its special consultant for the 2022 WC bid: Cam Newton's father.

@sportsguy33: Any time you can hold a World Cup in a hot Middle East country that's smaller than Connecticut + has no soccer tradition, you have to do it.

@tragicarpetride: At least in Australia they can drown their sorrows in beer at this hour #wc2022 #wehavebeerinthefridgeatwork

@tragicarpetride: Qatar 2022: come for the heat, stay for the restricitive alcohol policies #notinamillionyears

@bommadog: Shakira will be singing Qatar's World Cup song again. The name of the song will be "HOTTA, HOTTA" instead of "WAKKA WAKKA"

@CraigMac: @SoccerInsider Thoughts on Rhode Island's bid for the 2026 World Cup? The Vatican? Maybe even Monaco?

By Matt Bonesteel  | December 2, 2010; 12:03 PM ET
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Is snark permitted in Qatar?

Posted by: 22206no1 | December 2, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

So, did the FIFA executive committee members "prove" that they aren't corrupt by picking for 2018 the kleptocratic state whose leader complained about the corrupt process, and then sell out to the highest briber for 2022?

Posted by: DCUSince96 | December 2, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

sportsguy33 FTW

Posted by: beergorila | December 2, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious twitters!

Posted by: charlie015 | December 2, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

I just realized...Goff, enjoy Brazil, Russia, and Qatar.

Posted by: Reignking | December 2, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Is snark permitted in Qatar?

Posted by: 22206no1 | December 2, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

You won the thread, sir.

Posted by: mjr24 | December 2, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

The only positive is the stadiums that will be produced. Again that will be the ONLY positive.

Posted by: Dlewis6 | December 2, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Qatar's 5th largest municipality has a population of 13,000...13 people per square km. Can't wait for that party

Posted by: aschreur | December 2, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Welcome back, Qatar.

Posted by: redhotCAPSaicin | December 2, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

And those are just the ones that managed to spell Qatar correctly.

Posted by: adeq | December 2, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

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